Monday, August 2

Deficit spending

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Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

Manchin doubled down on his insistence to fully finance a Democrat-only infrastructure package. "I think we've put enough free money out," he said, citing the federal response to the pandemic. Manchin's support is critical for Democrats in an evenly-divided Senate. ISee more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin is ruling out borrowing money to finance a party-line infrastructure package as Senate Democrats deliberate the range of tax increases that would be needed to pay for President Joe Biden's agenda.'I think everything should be paid for now," he told reporters. "I think we've put enough free money out."Manchin ...